Letter to Eliza Quilty [?] from Charlie [Danford?]
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- Correspondence, Quilty, Elizabeth "Eliza", United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865, Letters, Manuscripts
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Columbia. South Carolina January 23rd 1869. My Dear Friend You must not attribute this delay to negligence. As I fully informed you in a l brief note the reason why I did not respond to your interesting letters on reception. I have now completed the annual reports and return of this district, and feel happy in once more addressing you. I was not aware of any serious Difficulty in friendship between Mr St Amand and Miss P_____ both, judged from the tenor of his letter written some time since, that a fancied love altercation might have checked for the time being [page break] their ardent attachment. In speaking of this gentleman, I wish to abase you off a doubt which seems to lurk in your mind concerning the com- muncations passing between us “You say that I might mention something in my letters to him not for the public to know.” I answer no. for he is at liberty to speak freely of, and discuss the merits or demerits of my communication. It is an inveriable [sic] rule of practice with me, not to speak confidingly to any person, whose true disposition I cannot properly determine. Regarding your dream, relative to myself and the representative from _Vermont_ allow me to say, that I am still in the land of delusions, that knowing what it could be about, both your favor in its elucidation will be gratefully received and acknowledged. [page break] I am so glad to hear of Miss Ella’s complete success in the department of mirth. And hope she will continue in that enjoyment among the circle of her friends. and while I sigh for Dr. D[urr?] in his isolation, by not receiving the smile indicative of hope. still I cannot indulge the thought, that she will remain an Old M… on your charge. The probability is that I shall make Columbia my home, as the inducements to remain are very strong. Should I arrive at a different conclusion, my anticipated home will then be _New Orleans_- this will doubtless surprise you knowing that my attachment to heretofore was centered in New York, but changes will occur and this one seems to be fatal. I shall visit your City next month (February) when I shall l look [page break] for a re-union [sic] of our social ties. Please accept these lines in part payment of all indebtedness, and the prayer of kindness for the remembrance of you escorts of last summer. Charlie Handford
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